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REACH Georgia Scholarship Program

REACH Georgia Scholars News

Reach Georgia Scholars graduates for 2024

Read more news about Bulloch County Schools' REACH Georgia scholars.

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REACH Georgia is a needs-based mentoring and scholarship program designed to ensure that the state’s academically promising students have the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school and complete college.  Bulloch County is one of five school systems that the state initially selected to pilot the program. The Georgia Student Finance Corporation holds the scholarships for scholars until they graduate from high school.

More than 63 colleges and universities in Georgia are partners with the REACH Georgia program. As they are able, they have limited additional funds that may be available to REACH scholars who attend their college or university. It's important that scholars speak with their chosen post-secondary institution's financial aid office early in their college application and acceptance process and annually throughout their undergraduate journey. This will give scholars the best opportunity to take advantage of these limited additional funds that may match or supplement their original $10,000 scholarship. 

Reach Georgia Scholars
Reach Georgia Scholars
Reach Georgia Scholars
Reach Georgia Scholars

"Bulloch County’s 52 scholars now have a combined total of more than $520,000 invested in their education in addition to any other scholarships they may receive. Each November we name additional REACH Scholars."

Meet Our Scholars

Bulloch County Schools has been a part of the REACH Georgia Scholarship Program now for more than 10 years. With this legacy, we have now been able to see many of our cohorts of scholars graduate from high school, college, and even graduate school. Meet our scholars here. REACH Georgia scholars are selected in their eighth-grade year, so their Bulloch County cohort relates to that year, not their graduation year. Scholars must maintain consistent eligibility throughout their five years in the program.

Key Contacts

Keith Wilkey, Director
School Social Work



Eligible students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be currently be in the eighth grade at a participating, eligible Georgia middle school;
  2. Demonstrate financial need;
  3. Have legal status in the United States (U.S. citizen or legal resident);
  4. Have and agree to maintain above average attendance and behavior;
  5. Have grade reports reflecting minimum grades of 75 or better in each core course (2.5 grade point average);
  6. Have and agree to maintain a crime-free and drug-free record; and
  7. Have the support of a parent, legal guardian, or other committed adult.

Donate to REACH

In Bulloch County, the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education is the underwriting sponsor that keeps the program active in our community. The Foundation provides $4,000 per year ($1,000 per student)  to help fund the $10,000 base scholarships. You can help in this effort by contributing to the Foundation, supporting its fundraisers or by becoming a corporate sponsor of the program.  Donations are 100% tax deductible. Learn more about the Foundation.